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Seduced by Bologna: Interview with Writer Mary Tolaro Noyes

“When I refer to discovering Bologna, I admit to an ongoing seduction by her unique past and modern charm, not the least of which are the Bolognesi...
Bandyer's team in San Francisco: from the left Giulio Tani, Fabio Rigato, Enrico Portolan, Filippo Rocca, Simone Mazzoni, Francesco Durighetto

Bandyer: six young Italians invent a new, easy, virtual way to learn and teach skills through your laptop

Learning a new language by talking to a native speaker, as well as playing violin with a professional: this is what most people would like to do when...
The Prada store anchors the Italian block at the corner of Post and Grant.  Photo: C. Accardi

San Francisco’s Italian Block – Like Being Home for the Holidays!

Head to toe, you can meet your wardrobe needs on San Francisco’s Italian Block, a vibrant collection of shops on the streets of the City’s Union...
Being Leonardo da Vinci - An Impossible Interview

Being Leonardo da Vinci - An Impossible Interview

On December 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater ( 1127 Market Street, San Francisco), th e show is Leonardo’s true life portrayed on stage...
John Chiarito in the cellar with his wine & the hanging prosciutto he made. Photo courtesy of John Chiarito

Modern Winemaking – Vinificazione Italian Style

We all know winemaking in Italy goes back centuries, actually back approximately 4,000 years, when a climate ideally suited to growing grapes made...
Members of the Circolo Trentino at the 2015 Festa della Repubblica at the St.Francis Yatch Club: Rinaldo Cis, Davide Carmeci, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Italy’s Consul General Mauro Battocchi, Circolo Trentino’s President Giuseppina Piasente Alvarez, Luca Dorigatti. Photo credit: Rinald Cis

Luca Dorigatti and the Trentini by the Bay

Nothing is as important to an Italian as their family, “La Famiglia”. We Italians define our family not only in the traditional sense, but also...
L to R: Mauro Battocchi, Mauro Aprile Zanetti, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Paolo Barlera. Photo: Catherine Accardi

An Italian Cultural Spring Arrives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Recently, our own San Francisco Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi posted an interesting observation in his San Francisco, Italy blog at www...
From left to right, Consul General Mauro Battocchi, painter and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Senator Mark Leno, and Director Paolo Barlera. Photo Credits Jason Henry for the Chronicle

The Italian Cultural Institute Brings Italy to the Civic Centre

Close to the San Francisco Opera House, as well as to the City Hall and the Asian Museum: the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco has...
director Paolo Sorrentino and the cast of "Youth."

The 19th edition of NICE brings master directors and new talents to San Francisco

The New Italian Cinema is back to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco starting November 11 for a five days of screening. The 19th edition will put...
Elisabetta Ghisini, President of the San Francisco COM.IT.ES

Elisabetta Ghisini: “How CGIE and COM.IT.ES are working together to improve Italian communities’ life”

On September 26, the Italian Embassy in Washington hosted the Country Assembly of Italians living abroad. For those who have never heard about the...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, S. Francisco, 1993, Acrylic on paper, 36 x 74 1/2 in. Photo by Elisa Polimeni

Fluxare! A New Italian Verb And An Art Exhibit

How many people do you know that are capable of creating a new Italian verb and use that verb to name their art exhibit? Not many. Leave that kind of...
Dario Barbone & Renato Sardo of Baia Pasta. Photo credit: Renato Sardo

Italians in Today’s San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

The September 3rd edition of L’Italo-Americano featured an article titled “Before Ferry Plaza There Was the Italian Farmers’ Market”. It told the...
Francis and Sofia Coppola on set of New York Stories 1989_courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

From Capra to the Coppolas, the special contribution of the Italian American directors

A unique documentary exhibition, “Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas”, is currently on display at the Museo Italo-Americano, until...
Mario Del Chiaro and Lisa Pieraccini in an Etruscan tomb at Cerveteri, 1997. Courtesy of Dr. Lisa Pieraccini

People Behind the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at UC Berkeley

In the last issue of L’Italo- Americano we featured the planned Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of California Berkeley. This...
Left to right: Alexandra Zatarain, Andrea Ballarini, Matteo Franceschetti, Massimo Andreasi Bassi

Luna: Three Italian Talents give the best night sleep with a small tech device

The Italian name immediately reminds of night and dreams. However, the product’s name proves a new way of approaching sleeping: Luna is a product...

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